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New York Jets Set Sights on Davante Adams: Offseason Pursuit Looms Despite Rebuff, as Offensive Woes Persist

The New York Jets are actively seeking solutions to their offensive struggles, and their quest for improvement is expected to continue into the offseason. A player who has been on their radar since last summer is Las Vegas Raiders Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams. The Jets inquired about the possibility of reuniting Adams with Aaron Rodgers before the recent trade deadline, but their efforts were swiftly rejected.

Despite the setback, sources in the NFL believe that the Jets are not ready to abandon the idea of acquiring Adams. It is anticipated that New York will make another pursuit for the talented wide receiver during the upcoming offseason. One source expressed confidence in this outcome, stating, “That will happen. I think so.”

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The likelihood of the Raiders considering a trade for Adams may hinge on how their season unfolds. Under interim head coach Antonio Pierce, the Raiders have achieved success, winning both of their recent games and earning respect across the league. Adams appears content in Las Vegas, where he has enjoyed living. However, if the Raiders face challenges in the latter part of the season and Adams believes joining forces with Rodgers in New York enhances his chances of winning, he might request a trade.

The strong bond between Adams and Rodgers is evident, with the former teammates spending quality time together in Las Vegas recently. Despite the Jets’ ongoing interest in Adams, the Raiders firmly rejected trade inquiries before the trade deadline. The outcome may depend on the Raiders’ performance in the remaining games of the season.

Adams, currently in his second season with the Raiders, has put up impressive numbers, with 57 catches for 659 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Jets are grappling with offensive struggles, ranking 29th in total offensive yards per game and averaging only 16 points per game, the third lowest in the NFL. Their recent offensive woes, including a touchdown drought since late October, highlight the urgency for the Jets to explore impactful additions during the upcoming offseason.

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